joining, what options do i have?

#1
iv just left school and i want to join the army, but am not sure what options i will have!

am not gona get the best qualifications, probably lookin at a E in maths and Eng, D in geog, C in science (single award), double B in engineering, C in Life and work (compulsory subject, we had to do).

Can anyone gimme some ideas of what my options are and what trades i can go for! Or shud i just go for infantry?
 
#2
I don't want to give advice as I'm not really in a position to do so.

But the best thing to do is get down to the careers office if you haven't been yet. Thats the best source of info you can get.
 
#3
clarkie_ni said:
iv just left school and i want to join the army, but am not sure what options i will have!

am not gona get the best qualifications, probably lookin at a E in maths and Eng, D in geog, C in science (single award), double B in engineering, C in Life and work (compulsory subject, we had to do).

Can anyone gimme some ideas of what my options are and what trades i can go for! Or shud i just go for infantry?

Might upset a couple of the lads on here with "just infantry" pal. It's a very hard n challenging job. The best people to speak to are the army careers advisors, they are trained in knowing. Im sure all combat roles are open to you, artillery, some RLC jobs etc. Have you thought about the army foundation college at Harrogate, it is where school leavers are taught to be soldiers.
 
#4
From a different query:

putteesinmyhands said:
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=1 COMBAT
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=2 ENGINEERING
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=3 LOGISTICS & SUPPORT
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=4 INT, IT & COMMS
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=5 HR & FINANCE
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=6 MEDICAL
http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/pages/JobExplorerResults.aspx?category=7 MUSIC & CEREMONIAL

Each link above gives a number of pages, each with several trades. Each trade (as far as I know - I haven't checked them all!) has an individual page that can be down loaded as a pdf.

It could be easier if you have a particular trade in mind. Go to the relevant Corps/Regiment via http://www.army.mod.uk/structure/corps/default.aspx Some list the trades from there. (RE is user friendly in this respect).
The links lead to all of the jobs currently published on the internet.


If you haven't already been there, try this: http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/jobs/Pages/default.aspx

It will be a bit easier than trawling through all of the links listed in the quote.
 
#5
i didnt say just infantry! i said should i just go for infantry! ;)
cheers for the reply, getting my results in august so would i be best to wait till then?
 
#6
You should have your predicted grades or at least know them from school. Research jobs on the Army jobs site Clicky, select potential jobs in your grade boundaries and interests.

Create a shortlist of jobs and when you go down to your Careers Office use your list to aid the recruiters, this will make their life easier. The recruiters will tell you what jobs are available to you by using your BARB score and GCSE grades (or predicted grades) to narrow the list down.
 
#7
clarkie_ni said:
iv just left school and i want to join the army, but am not sure what options i will have!

am not gona get the best qualifications, probably lookin at a E in maths and Eng, D in geog, C in science (single award), double B in engineering, C in Life and work (compulsory subject, we had to do).

Can anyone gimme some ideas of what my options are and what trades i can go for! Or shud i just go for infantry?
Sounds like the royal engineers is the way for you! You might need to imporve your maths tho...and definately your english, thats evident.
 
#8
yorkshirepudding said:
clarkie_ni said:
iv just left school and i want to join the army, but am not sure what options i will have!

am not gona get the best qualifications, probably lookin at a E in maths and Eng, D in geog, C in science (single award), double B in engineering, C in Life and work (compulsory subject, we had to do).

Can anyone gimme some ideas of what my options are and what trades i can go for! Or shud i just go for infantry?
Sounds like the royal engineers is the way for you! You might need to imporve your maths tho...and definately your english, thats evident.
Tee Hee
 
#10
clarkie_ni said:
iv just left school and i want to join the army, but am not sure what options i will have!

am not gona get the best qualifications, probably lookin at a E in maths and Eng, D in geog, C in science (single award), double B in engineering, C in Life and work (compulsory subject, we had to do).

Can anyone gimme some ideas of what my options are and what trades i can go for! Or shud i just go for infantry?

You may not be good enough for the Infantry!!!
 
#13
Royal Engineers will probably offer the widest range of jobs for you, but like others have said, get down to your local AFCO and talk to someone.
I've got 9 GCSE's at A and B, and 3 A Levels at C, and I'm choosing to go as an infantry soldier, it's not just a job for dropouts.
Ask yourself what YOU want to do in the army, not what CAN you do.
 
#14
On the offchance that the OP is still watching this thread, here we go.

As has been said before, take yourself down to the ACIO, and speak to a recruiter. If you want to join, then put in an application. Soon enough, you will take your BARB test (I'm not explaining it, it has plenty of coverage- do a search).
The score you achieve in this will determine the job choices that are open, until then it is impossible to say.

Even if the OP has popped smoke and buggered off, this should at least answer this question should it crop up for anyone in the future.

Fat chance, I know.... ;)
 
#15
Lofty/MODs.

Can we not make this a sticky aswell so that there is no room left for threads :? :D

I'm off now :wink:
 
#16
tucker203 said:
Royal Engineers will probably offer the widest range of jobs for you, but like others have said, get down to your local AFCO and talk to someone.
I've got 9 GCSE's at A and B, and 3 A Levels at C, and I'm choosing to go as an infantry soldier, it's not just a job for dropouts.
Ask yourself what YOU want to do in the army, not what CAN you do.
however if he is mince then he won't get in will he??

jesus everyone knows in the army if you want to do it then shout about it all day every day and then it'll happen..you can do alot within reason and we all know of someone that falls into the 'how the feck??' category...
 
#17
With E and D's in Maths, English and Science, the RE will only offer you Driver, C3s, Armoured Engr or Res Spec. Providing you reach the required BARB score and pass literacy and numeracy test.
 

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